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(Reuters) - This dress is
good enough eat. As meat consumption continues to rise, animal rights group PETA
is trying to encourage consumers to go vegetarian. Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan
is draped in a gown made of lettuce leaves, with a necklace of red chili
peppers. The look says it all: Vegetarianism is sexy.
"After going vegetarian, I feel so much lighter. When I first started the
vegetarian diet, I was not used to it and so I ate starchy foods in big
amounts so I gained a little bit of weight. Still, I felt much more energetic.
After that, I regained my figure and stopped gaining weight, and that has
Chinese, historically, have maintained a vegetable heavy diet, but as incomes
and living standards rise among the country's growing middle class, people are
eating more meat.
On average, each person consumes 55 kilograms each year.
PETA's Jason Baker says China's
carnivorous consumption has quadrupled over the last four decades,
resulting in health problems.
(n) a woman's dress,
especially a long one for special occasions: áo dài của phụ nữ, áo choàng
(n) a plant with large
green leaves that are eaten
raw, especially in salad: cây rau diếp (có nhiều loại rau diếp)
(adj) containing a lot of starch:
chất tinh bột, giàu chất tinh bột
starchy foods like rice and
bread: những thực phẩm giàu tinh bột như cơm, bánh mì
starchy vegetables: các
loại rau quả chứa nhiều tinh bột
(adj) refer to any animal
that eats meat: thuộc động vật ăn thịt
(V) to become four times
bigger; to make something four times bigger: nhân lên gấp bốn lần